Lagos - The popular box-office movie, `93 Days’ has been selected to screen at America’s prestigious International Black Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), holding between February 9 and February 20, 2017.
PAFF is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that every February, PAFF screens the best of films and arts from within the U.S. and all over the world throughout the African Diaspora.
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In a statement by Ms Funmi Okeowo, Spokesperson for the movie project in Lagos, it was no surprise that the movie ’93 Days’ was selected again.
“It has been a great year for `93 Days’ which showed at international festivals such as the Chicago International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
“It was also shown at the international government bodies such as the US Department of Health.
“The movie recently received 13 nominations for the upcoming Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) taking place in March 2017,’’ she stated.
Okeowo stated that the movie reminded the citizens of Nigeria of the fight and victory won against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that plagued the country in 2014.
“The 93 Days centred on the heroic doctors and organisations who put their lives on the line to save Nigerian citizens from the deadly Ebola virus disease.’’
She said that the movie was directed by Steve Gukas, and starred Danny Glover, Tim Reid, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Iyamah Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel, Gideon Okeke, and Alastair McKenzie among other actors.
The movie was produced by Steve Gukas, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri, and Pemon Rami.